Tag Archives: Wildlife

Bogs a flutter for heritage week

15th August 2018 Bogs a flutter for heritage week The bogs of Meath and Kildare will be a flutter with activity during Heritage Week 2018. The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) will be connecting people with nature during their four … Continue reading

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Bogtastic wildlife year for Girley bog

PRESS RELEASE 7th November 2017 Bogtastic wildlife year for Girley bog The Irish Peatland Conservation Council are delighted to report a bogtastic wildlife year for Girley Bog in Co. Meath. Early in 2017 IPCC were awarded a funding from the … Continue reading

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Bog of Allen Summer Wildlife Celebration

PRESS RELEASE Bog of Allen Summer Wildlife Celebration Release Date: 4th July 2017 This Summer the Irish Peatland Conservation Council at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre are bringing forward their International Bog day celebrations to partner with a host of … Continue reading

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World Animal Day Celebrates the “Big 4” at the Bog of Allen

Press Release: 28th September 2015 World Animal Day Celebrates the “Big 4” at the Bog of Allen Join the Irish Peatland Conservation Council to as World Animal Day celebrates the “Big 4” at the Bog of Allen. The event takes … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Watch – Shamrock

As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th March here at home and abroad there is only one wildlife species that suits the celebrations best, the Shamrock (‘Seamróg’ in Irish).  The shamrock is known around the world as one … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Watch – Great Diving Beetle

Last weekend I visited the Natural History Museum in London and attended a wonderful talk on beetles entitled ‘Beetlemania’ held as part of the museums Nature Live talks in the Attenborough Studio.  Although going into the talk I did not … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Watch – Red Squirrel

Last year there was great excitement at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre as a new species to the area was identified, the Red Squirrel (Iora Rua).  Although the red squirrels do not hibernate they do become less active in … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Watch – Badger

One of the many dangers to wildlife is traffic on our roads. This weeks species the Badger (Broc) I unfortunately saw as road kill along the R409 last week.  The badger is one of Ireland’s noctural mammals that emerge from … Continue reading

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Tracking Nature’s Calendar

Tracking Nature’s Calendar at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre Press Release: 15th April 2014 Tracking Nature’s Calendar brings rewards at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. The longer days, higher temperatures and bright sunshine are all signs  to inform … Continue reading

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Otter and Red Squirrel Make a Comeback to Lullymore

PRESS RELEASE: 4th February 2014 Otter and Red Squirrel Make a Comeback to Lullymore The first month of 2014 was an exciting month for new wildlife records at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Lullymore when for the first time an otter and  a red squirrel were spotted in … Continue reading

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